TMI Pro-Viper Jr Sport VXR Seats
I wanted to upgrade my seats in my roadster to be safer, higher quality, reclining, and closer in style to the restomod style of my build. The challenges in choosing seats for the roadster are with the space constraints in the floor and the curve of the body on the rear cockpit.
Many people get the FFR Street Performers or Kirkey seats as a safe play, but I wanted to step it up a little. I’ve seen a few owners go with Corbeau A4s and someone had Corbeau Evolution seats, but in those cases they needed to angle the seats inwards towards the transmission tunnel to make them fit, and I’d rather not do that. To give you an idea of what I was going for, I considered the Recaro Sportster CS, Takata Drift Pro, Bride Gias II, Sparco SPX, and Cobra Misano seats. All are beautiful but they either won’t fit correctly or cost over $3k. I also considered the Corbeau Trailcats but after a call to Mike Forte he wasn’t confident they’d fit.
I ended up taking a big risk yesterday and purchased TMI Pro Sport VXR Viper Jr seats.
Based on the measurements I think they might work. The base is 18.5”W x 23”L, and are 34”H. From looking at the shape of the seat backs the composite is angled inwards and should be able to slide back into the curve of the body.
Since the TMI Viper Jr seats come with sliders I intend to mate them to the Breeze Seat Mounts. The nice thing about that combo is the ability to affix the base of the Breeze mount to the steel floor, and adjust it to 4-positions within a 2-1/4″ adjustment range front to rear. I can then use the slider to fine tune it if I needed to.
One thing I have going for me is that I’m 5’7″ (and my wife is 5’2″ so neither of us will need to have the seat back all of the way. I may end up positioning the passenger seat as far back as they can go just in case I have larger passengers in the car with me.